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The Congress venue is well connected with excellent travel links from within and outside the UK.

Birmingham International Airport: Many regional UK and European airports have flights directly into Birmingham International with some flights direct from USA cities.

The airport is adjacent to the mainline station connecting to Birmingham New Street in 10 minutes.

Birmingham New Street Station: This mainline station, located a 10 minute walk from the ICC, is linked to many regional networks.

Roads: The M5, M6, M42, M45, M54 lead into Birmingham. The International Convention Centre and adjacent National Indoor Arena are well signposted from the ring roads.

Note: The Congress venue is the ICC not the NEC which is approximately 20 minutes southwest of the city centre.

Car Parking: Some of the hotels have car parking availability. Check when you make your hotel reservation as all hotels will state their facilities and the nearest available NCP car park.

The NIA multi-storey car park is a 5 minute walk from the ICC.


Birmingham is a vibrant European city and the ICC is centrally situated on a canal network and surrounded by cafes, restaurants and quality shopping areas.

Many local tourist attractions are on the doorstep including the National Sea Life Centre and the Jewellery Quarter while for the chocoholics, Cadbury World is a short distance by taxi.

The ADI office is happy to help advise delegates further on local tourist attractions and the Birmingham Convention Bureau offers a full tourist service at: